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If you where not a Chef

post #1 of 54
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Hey,

Just thinking..What would everybody like to do if they where not Chefs or Foodies.

When I was a kid I used to stand in front of my mirror in my room and play the tennis racket like I was Hendrix or Clapton...
I always fanticised about being on the stage in front of my adoring fans.
I also wanted to be a disc jocky, I have the perfect FM radio voice and always thought that would be the coolest thing.
If I had my choice now I would be involed with wine. I would love to be a wine maker.

There are so many things I want to try in my life. maybe I could be a guitar playing disc jocky that makes wine on the weekend.

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post #2 of 54
Good one!

As a kid, I dreamt of being an olympic swimmer.

My other career, on a more realistic level, would have to be in the fitness industry. If I didn't fear the regret of leaving this field that I adore, I'd definitely become a certified trainer. I even have the text books.

If I had any musical talent, I'd play piano.
post #3 of 54
That's funny, you being a guitar playing dj, wine maker. My husband and I are always dreming up a shop where we sell all the stuff we love to do. There would obviously be all kinds of pastries and coffee, wedding cakes, personal training (haha!), rabbits, pottery, homemade cheese, and fine art. Something tells me, that shop wouldn't ever find it's niche.
post #4 of 54
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Momoreg,

Anything flys in fairfield county.
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post #5 of 54
I look at this question from the other side. If I were not a low level executive @Monolithic Monster Corp. I would be a chef or caterer or something that would allow me to indulge my love of all things edible (except hot cereal) :)
At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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post #6 of 54
If were not a cook, I would either be playing in the NHL or I would be in movies.
post #7 of 54
I think I would have liked to be a stand-up comedian or a comediac actor.......but I have trouble making up jokes! I very much enjoy watching comedians do their acts on stage. I also thought that I might want to be the lead vocal in a Mariachi Band. But in the last years of high school I had a great interest in achitecture and machine graphics and design. I know I got some good writing skills(ledgible wise) out of those four years of drafting classes.

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post #8 of 54
I would either be an actor or sailing around the caribbean without a care in the world!
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post #9 of 54
Travel agent doing Food Tours!!!!
Value added products consultant for farmers....that is foodie again..
School systems have burned me out I could not go into a large system....still would need to work for myself.
HMMMMM. may need to come back to this, so glad it's not a necessity to alter my way of making a living.
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post #10 of 54
If I could be doing anything else I would want to be living in Greece growing olives on my families farm.
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All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
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post #11 of 54
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Well, I'm on my way to discovering the answer to that very question. If I don't change my direction and become a chef, I will remain in school and become an ethnomusicologist. I'm halfway to getting my MA. If through experience that I start getting tonight I decide being a chef is for me, ethnomusicology is only a thing of the past!!!

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"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea"
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post #12 of 54
Yeah, porn star, sweeeeet.

First I want to make it to Chef, then I'll think about what I would do instead. :)

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post #13 of 54
OUCH!
Thanks,

Nicko 
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All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
Bacon (I made)
(26 photos)
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Thanks,

Nicko 
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All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
All About Braising: The Art of Uncomplicated Cooking
Bacon (I made)
(26 photos)
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post #14 of 54
I'm not a chef, but the question was directed to foodies, too. If I weren't a foodie, I'd be skinny and be missing out on this wonderful community.
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post #15 of 54
OK...The guy from Canada wants to be a hockey player, The guy from Texas wants to sing in a mariachi band, and the guy from L.A. is strung out in front of the 7-eleven
.......hmmmmm,
post #16 of 54
...and you, Palmier?
post #17 of 54
Cape I played in bands and worked with them for many years. I would love to be back in music, but.....CoolJ, I played hockey for many years also and I too dreamed of becoming an NHL player or if not a trainer. However my life dictates that I support my family, but if I had the wherewithall (where's my lottery ticket) I would have no formal job I am interested in almost everything. Just like I was when I was growing up. I would if I could, find whatever I was interested in at that time, take the necessary classes to become proficient, play with it for awhile and move on to the next gig. I'd like to paint like Bob Ross (is that his name) Live on the beach in Maine for awhile, go jam with Eric Clapton. Learn to blow glass and make glass art, take up RC car racing, etc. etc etc.
Will I get lucky or will it all remain a pipe dream. Worst case scenario I have my wife and my incredible son and that is all I would ever really need. :D
My latest musical venture!
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My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #18 of 54
I'd be a crack head, begging for change in front of 7-11 or a pornstar!!! :eek: :p
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post #19 of 54
Chrose I did the glass blowing gig, it's a blast!!! New Orleans has a couple of places that give lessons.
cooking with all your senses.....
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post #20 of 54
I started out going to college to become a disc jockey. I actualy got some air time at the school radio station. I always wanted to be on the radio, however I quickly found it was a one in a million job. I'm afraid that if I had persued that dream, and came up short, I would be in front of the 7-eleven with Chef David Simpson.
post #21 of 54
Village Idiot. Key West, Fl :cool:
Incredibly, edibly, adequate!
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post #22 of 54
Yeah I sound good while singing in the shower; I think my bathroom has good acoustics for my voice......although I wonder if I'm the only one that thinks so! :rolleyes:
Another Day, Another Battle.
Don't Ride A Boat Without A Paddle.
If The Water Is Not Too Deep,
Take A Little Swim But Don't Fall Asleep!
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Another Day, Another Battle.
Don't Ride A Boat Without A Paddle.
If The Water Is Not Too Deep,
Take A Little Swim But Don't Fall Asleep!
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post #23 of 54
Layjo,
the best acoustics anywhere are in the bathroom, Weird Al Yankovic, recorded his first single in a bathroom while in college, not that this has anything to do with the topic, but I felt like putting it in.
post #24 of 54
As it is, I'm not a chef. If I weren't in the food business, I'd be a lawyer.

One of the good ones, though....

[ February 26, 2001: Message edited by: David Jones ]
post #25 of 54
Is there such a thing as a good lawyer??!
"Every kiss is a blessing"! Or is it "Every blessing is a kiss"
Does anyone know what time it is.
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"Every kiss is a blessing"! Or is it "Every blessing is a kiss"
Does anyone know what time it is.
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post #26 of 54
I like the life long learning suggestion. I guess if money wasn't a problem I'd be a career student and world traveler!
post #27 of 54
Hmmmm...I think I'd either be an artist, like a painter, a drummer, or perhaps a pro cyclist or rower. It'd be fun to do all that and cooking, too! But soon I will be a web designer, who can bring in the food somehow, I hope!!
post #28 of 54
I would travel the world, getting to use all my languages and meet fascinating people; I was very interested in cultural anthropology in college...

For now I'm very happy in the b&B, I meet all kinds of people (who get to travel the world...), I cook a little, I do weddings and get to play a very small part and make other people's important days special. I'm working on adding on the commercial kitchen so I can start the catering side.

I don't think I want to change... :) :) :)
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Sweet Dreams!!
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post #29 of 54
This is a neat question. If I wasn't a 'foodie' I'd be a professional chef, because although I really love to cook, in the last two years I have totally fallen 'in love' with cooking. But I think I'm too old to start at the bottom now :(
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post #30 of 54
well, heh, perhaps i could have the first comedic chef's show. But i digress.

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